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? >> voters go to the polls in venezuela, president hugo chavez casting his vote earlier today saying he'll accept the results of his nation's vote and the polls closing hours ago in considered to be the toughest test in his nearly 14 years in power. and steve harington live from miami. why is that important. >> it's important to the u.s., what happens in venezuela. the country with the world's largest oil reserve. the u.s. gets 10% of its oil from venezuela. and also because hugo chavez had the sharpest criticism and forged close ties for iran. almost anyone other than hugo chavez in office would be a real net gain. >> harris: well, steve, what potentially could happen here, could chavez actually lose? >> this is really the first time in almost 14 years in power when there are analysts experts who think hugo chavez will be tested and he could actually lose this time around. keep in mind all that hugo chavez has been fighting against in the law few years in office. he's had cancer for the past year, two operations, they haven't been specific about what kind of cancer. inflation is out of
don't think chavez is serious about that because i think that obama is too socialist for hugo chavez. i don't think he would actually pull the lever for him. >> bill: wait a minute. so he is too far left. the president is too far left for hugo? >> chavez isn't that far gone. i would also say this. i think that barack obama, you know, hugo chavez could come to the united states and vote for barack obama, but barack obama couldn't go to venezuela and vote for hugo chavez because they have voter i.d. laws in venezuela. >> bill: has to show an i.d. if he goes to pennsylvania. >> he could come over here and tell everybody he is with the -- we're with the amish people. >> bill: i would register under the name lian o'malley. >> the o'malley factor. >> you don't look like an o'malley. the interpreter would say i'm liam. >> and if you said i don't believe that you would be a racist. that's where we have come to in this country. >> let liam vote. that's how crazy it has gotten. >> bill: dennis miller, everybody. and the d-man and i would like to thank you all. the bolder fresher shows have all
in native tongue] bill: socialist president hugo chavez winning a third term, turning back the most serious challenge to his office in 14 years. his margin of victory, much narrower than usual. his challenger promised to take venezuela in a whole new direction. there are many questions how this all went down with accusations on widespread election fraud. steve hair began on that story much later. we're just getting started, patti ann. patti ann: possible break about a missing little girl in colorado a new clue leading the investigation into a brand new direction. bill: what one lawmaker found at on his own fact-finding mission in the country only a day before congressional hearings start this week. patti ann: has the campaign momentum shifted into republican governor romney's favor. the candidate enjoying rock star status on the trail. massive crowds meeting him on every stop. so has the game changed? a fair and balanced debate coming up. >> he wants another stimulus? how did the officers one work out? we know where that leads. we've seen the last four years. we don't want four more years l
. venezuela, voters are going to the polls right now. at stake, social president's hugo chavez' 14-year control of power in that country. later on today in cape canaveral, 34 da, the first privately contracted supply mission to the international space station is scheduled to left off later on tonight. >> background, we found it on principle that all men are created equal. and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. >> jamie: well, that was president john f. kennedy, delivering his historic address in 1964. it was a speech that changed the national debate on civil rights. well, here we are with an election 30 days away. and the debates are in spule swing. a new book, presidential courage, three speeches that changed america, takes a look at the moments that have truly inspire period our nation. warren kozak is the author and he is here live. >> thanks for having me on. >> jamie: this is inspiring. you certainly did your homework. i read the speeches, one is four paragraphs. >> linkon's second inaugural, four paragraphs. can you believe that?
bender and the note he left behind. note ♪ -- ♪ ♪ ♪ >> >> gretchen: hugo president chavez reelected to a four term with 53 percent of the vote. also california governor gerry brown taking drastic steps to lower gas prices and ordering the stations sell the cheaper winter blind. steve? >> steve: fill her up. brand new national polls show mitt romney ahead of president obama. he got himself a bump. cue the attacks. a week ago paul rhine was asked to explain the math of a tax cut and he said i don't have time. governor mitt romney had a massive performance and the underpenings of that was dishonest f. you are willing to say anything to get elect make up your positions, american people have to understand how they can elect you. >> steve: is calling mitt romney and ryan a good strategy. here to weigh in is washington insider amelia and democrat pollster marjorie. good morning to both of you. >> margey. it does sound like according to the new york times, 10 minutes before the end of the debate they were on a conference call talking about he stunk up the place. we'll have to go full steam
. [♪...] >>neil: hugo with hugs, con gratulat chavez on a job well done, our ambassador bolton is worrying. what do you think of the way we reacted? >>guest: it was a mistake. this is little doubt there is a lot corruption in the election. the control of the media that chavez has been able to put in place is extraordinary. the use of government resources to campaign and to buy votes. it could be chicago-style politics that attracted the approval that we gave but it certainly is no example to follow. it is bad news for us and bad news for the people of venezuela. >>neil: obviously you didn't get the memo from jimmy carter who applauded their election process. >>guest: this is a sad commentary on the ability of these kinds authoritarian figures to perpetuate themselves and the power and the prospect of another six years of chavez and what he might do inside venezuela, and what he would do to other fragile democracies in the hemisphere and what he might do to us is truly troubling. >>neil: he is trying to go after u.s. multinational oil concerns there, and many argue that with this new lease on lif
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